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Get Latest Greetings Scraps   In the South, we have a scrumptious New Year’s tradition for your enjoyment and consideration to which we owe the pig some big thanks. Perhaps you have never heard of hog jowl but it is something we eat every New Year’s Day....

  I’m no biker, but bikes are badass. Or, I guess I should say, hogs are bad ass – since that’s what bikers, and specifically Harley Davidson riders, call their bikes. There’s an owner’s group out there now called the Harley Owner’s Group (get it? HOG?), but even before that, I wondered why Harleys were called hogs. So, I looked it up!   It turns out that down south back in the 1920s and for several decades, Harley Davidson teams of racers had mascots to cheer them along, and one (or maybe more?) of the successful teams had hog and pig mascots. They figured that the bikes and the hogs both had a workman-like, endearing quality to them, and they forever became linked. The racing teams called themselves the hogs as an homage to their hog mascot, and they considered themselves to be linked from it.  
  Gordon Ramsay is at it again, and this time, he is feuding (again) with Mario Batali and his business partner April Bloomfield. Back in 2004, Batali and Bloomfield opened up a restaurant called the Spotted Pig in New York's West Village, and ever since then it has been an extremely solid and high quality restaurant and New York eatery.   With stars in the Michelin guide, stars dining in the restaurant, and great food and dishes prepared by world-class chefs, it's one of the more famous restaurants in New York, and certainly one that every other celebrity chef would know about.  
  Ok, so I found one of the coolest images on the planet (at least, for me!) the other day. It turns out that in the 1930s, the Russians got a pig drunk and sent him into space!   No, seriously. It was in 1938 or so, and they were experimenting with aircrafts and space travel, and they decided to send a pig into space before sending any human into space. (You history buffs will remember that the Russians would later send Yuri Gagarin out by the stars, becoming the first man ever to go into space!)  

  The town of Smithfield, Virginia is celebrating the beauty of pigs by having eight local artists paint fiberglass porcine statues, which will be displayed in various locations in Smithfield later this year. The themes painted on the statues will highlight the connection between pigs and...